Con’ Olio kicks off summer with the return of their Kids Summer Culinary Camp.  Back by popular demand, budding chefs ages 7 to 15 years of age will begin each day with an introduction to basic culinary skills such as safety, cleaning and menu ingredients selection.

Led by Chef Rachel Zierzow, a certified natural foods chef and macrobiotic health counselor, the class is extremely interactive and fosters independence, encouraging creativity and confidence in the kitchen.  Classes begin easy then progress to more challenging menu items.

June through August Classes Available Now for $250 for four classes. Buy Tickets Here

Paella Cooking Class with Paella’s Tapas and More

Born and raised in Madrid and also a resident of Cadiz and Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Chef Fer shares her homeland’s recipes in Con’ Olio’s most popular class,  Paellas, Tapas & More.  It’s the real deal, a truly authentic Spanish Paella cooking class perfect for date night, girls night, an educational night out or group activity.

The evening begins with a brief introduction to extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars, followed by Chef Fer’s demonstration of her made-by-scratch Paella Valenciana. Two Spanish tapas, ensalada with fresh vinaigrette, homemade bread with olive oil, a specialty dessert and Virgin Spanish Sangria will be served. 

June Classes Available for Purchase Now for $59
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Olive Oil 101 Class

Experience the full spectrum of olive oils from countries around the world with flavors spanning from intense and robust to mild and buttery at Con’ Olio’s Olive Oil 101class. Olive oil experts will guide you through a tasting of some of the world’s freshest extra virgin olive oils complete with pairings of cheese, artisanal bread, Amy’s Mexican Vanilla ice cream and more.

Guests will learn how to separate truths from myths as they discover the history, mythology, production process and health benefits of olive oil, while learning how to examine olive oil like a professional sensory panel taster.

June – August Classes Available Now Price for $35
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Experts Share a Taste of Italy with Antonelli’s Cheese Shop

To celebrate the opening of Con’ Olio’s new Bee Cave shop, Con’ Olio will partner with Antonelli’s Cheese Shop, the award winning and internationally acclaimed Hyde Park cheese shop. Co-owner Kendall Antonelli, a Certified Cheese Professional, a cheese judge, and board member of the American Cheese Education Foundation will join Tabatha Conarko, founder of Con’ Olio and a Certified Olive Oil Sensory Evaluator, as well as Con’ Olio’s education director, Laura Savage Rains, in thisTaste of Italy class.

Guests will start with an Olive Oil 101 flight of three Italian olive oil varietals, followed by Antonelli’s Seven Styles of Cheese (a guided tasting through each style of cheese, tasting specific examples, both pasteurized and unpasteurized) and each paired with a unique Con’ Olio balsamic vinegar. Artisan bread, spanish marcona almonds and olives will be served, with wine available for purchase.

Class Date: July 25 Price for $54.13 Buy tickets here

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